Mindfulness – buzzword of the 21st Century. Maybe you’re an avid Mindfulness practitioner yourself? But if someone asked you the difference between Mindfulness & Meditation, would you know?
Don’t worry! Most people wouldn’t and this is why many people aren’t getting the most from their practice. Here you can find a short understandable explanation of the two and how they work…..
Meditation is all about letting go, just being and entering a deep restful state. When your mind & body has the peace it needs, it automatically know how to heal itself. This wonderful state of healing happens, when you access a state of consciousness different from waking, sleeping, or dreaming.
The benefits of entering this state:
We enable the right and left hemispheres of the brain to communicate, strengthening the corpus callosum which bridges the two. This allows us to come up with creative solutions even in “high-stress” situations.
Mindfulness however, is a completely different practice. In fact, mindfulness could be seen as the complete opposite of meditation. Mindfulness is about complete non judgemental awareness of sensation and experience – being in the moment ‘as it is’ with complete vision. The brilliance of the two is they fit perfectly together, which sums up the very essence of Eastern Healing – treating the mind and body as a complete unit rather than 2 separate things.
Mindfulness & its place in Meditation Practice.
Focusing the mind before meditation is vital. Especially in the West, where most of us struggle with targets & deadlines at work, and family/personal issues at home. We can’t just wipe these worries away & so we need to refocus the mind before even thinking about meditation. This is where Mindfulness practice comes in. Paying attention to the pace, sound, sensation etc of the breath and being aware of this & any thoughts that enter our mind in a completely non-judgemental way.
Once we feel at ease, we then begin to enter a different state where we ‘just are’ it’s a state of complete rest for the mind and body which is meditation. Some call this Mindfulness Meditation.
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You can apply these rules to pretty much every disease & sickness but for arguments sake, let’s start with acid in the throat. More irritating than serious and common in the West where we tend to eat on the go. Acid occurs with the accumulation of too much PITTA dosha or fire in the system. Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of Dosha I’ll explain in more detail later. Eastern healthcare or Ayurveda accepts there are 3 main Dosha, which keep us functioning on all levels as human beings. If these are neglected, they also contribute to 6 stages of disease progression or ‘SAMPRAPTI’
Symptom: Throat acid & the 6 stages of Disease Progression.
STAGE 1 : Accumulation Because we don’t give much thought to how throat acid manifests, we don’t do much about it. So it doesn’t take long to enter STAGE 2-
Hi there readers! Today I found myself pondering on life once again and on one particular subject ‘COMPASSION’.
For some, showing compassion – no matter what the situation is ludicrous, ‘letting people off the hook’ so to speak. In today’s Western world, where crime appears to be on the rise, many feel a stronger justice system is needed rather than compassion.
What’s your take on Compassion? Let’s have a conversation!
For some, death is final. Others believe we have previously & will go on to live many lives – but what about you?
Death, dark & not to be spoken of in case we tempt fate. In the West, death is portrayed by the skeletal black hooded figure armed with scythe otherwise known as ‘the reaper.’ Is it any wonder many of us are terrified of dying? But why do we view death this way? And why is death feared in the West but embraced in many other cultures? What’s your take on death?
Do you believe death is the end? Or The beginning of a whole new chapter?